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6 things you can do to protect your skin this week

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, sunscreen, skin health

With the busyness of life it is easy enough to forget to look after your skin and protect it from the sun on a daily basis. Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation fro...

Can skin cancer look like a pimple?

CATEGORY: Risks, symptoms

Skin cancers come in many shapes, sizes and colours, so they can often be difficult to distinguish from normal freckles, moles and blemishes. Sometimes, skin cancers can even mimic other common skin p...

Everything you need to know about growing new moles after 30

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

We are often told that a new or changing mole raises alarm bells for skin cancer. In actuality, it’s very common for people to acquire and lose moles over the course of their lifetime. Most moles are ...

Everything you should know about skin cancer in skin of colour

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

It is a common misconception that people with dark skin can’t get skin cancer. While skin cancer is less prevalent in dark-skinned racial groups, people of colour can still develop the disease. In fac...

Chemical sunscreens vs physical sunscreens: What’s the difference and are they safe?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, sunscreen

How do chemical-based sunscreens compare to physical sun “blocks”? What’s the difference? Are they safe for my skin and the environment? These are some of the common questions people ask when it comes...

Webinar: How to spot skin cancer

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Treatment, Detection, Risks

You could help save someone's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer. Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with one person dying every five hours from me...

Family history of melanoma? You could be at risk.

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Did you know that skin cancer can run in the family? Around 2,000 lives are lost every year to melanoma. This deadly form of skin cancer is predominantly caused by sun exposure, but it can also be her...

What you need to know about non-melanoma skin cancers

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Over 800,000 skin cancers are diagnosed in Australia each year. In fact, non-melanoma skin cancers are more commonly diagnosed than all other cancers combined. So, what are the signs and symptoms, and...

Patches of my skin are darkening. Is it skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Treatment, Risks

Are you noticing patches of darkening skin on your face and neck? It might be hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the appearance of uneven discolouration or dark blotches on the skin. So, what cau...

Is your birthmark hiding a melanoma?

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Many people have birthmarks, but what exactly lies within these marks that we have carried with us since birth? We know that they can appear anywhere on the body and come in many different shapes, siz...